Questions

Belated tip as so busy! If you don’t get what you wanted from you horse ask yourself this: Did you ask the right question? Did you ask the right question and in the right way? If the answer is yes to both, then: Does your horse know the question? Does he know the answer? Between these four questions you’ll find your problem. The first two are rider based errors and…

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Understanding

Tuesday’s Tip! Understanding As with most things in life, people understand and learn in differing ways. To be effective you need to work out how best you learn. When teaching I have to focus very hard on what styles of learning each person has and tailor the lesson and commands to the individual. I always try to explain the why so that the concept is understood and the pupil can…

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Understanding and Patience

Tuesday’s Tip! Understanding and Patience Understanding and patience are very important to consider when working with horses and ponies. Every time they do something odd take a minute to work out reasons why they might be doing it – pain, fear, excitement, confusion. Once you have a few ideas try to work out which is most likely – if your horse has never seen a tractor with big hay spikes…

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